What's New

  • Read Colorlines' coverage of our changing environment  You can follow the work of our climate justice reporter Yessenia Funes on topics including the Flint water crisis, Standing Rock, soil erosion, petrochemicals and more.

  • Confronting Racial Bias at Work: Challenges and Solutions for 21st Century Employment Discrimination, published by Race Forward, presents findings and recommendations to advance proactive systemic solutions that promote racially equitable outcomes. This report was prepared as a resource for racial and social justice-inclined consumers, worker advocates, particularly in industries with over-representation of women of color, and legal and labor journalists.

  • We need a strong force for Racial Justice now more than ever. Donate today.

  • From hiring discrimination, and farmworkers rights to wage theft, and the fight for a higher minimum wage, covering the news on race and work during the era of Trump will be key. Read the latest labor news through a racial justice lens on Colorlines.

  • race and race forward

    #RaceAnd is a special 8-part video series produced by Race Forward’s Video Production Specialist Kat Lazo, exploring the many ways that race compounds and intersects with all the other issues faced by people of color. Each video features a different artist, activist, or thinker, sharing their lived experience how race intertwines with their other identities, and how that mix impacts their lives both personally and systemically.

Race Forward

Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation was formerly known as the Applied Research Center (ARC). The goal of our rebrand was to:

  • Lead with race in the same way that our organization does.
  • Highlight the centrality of addressing "Race" and the importance of paving the way "Forward" to racial justice.
  • Convey the urgency of moving forward using the word "Race."

Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media, and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systematic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity.

About

Research

  • Cutting edge, original research on pressing racial justice issues.
  • Intersectional approach to how race compounds and intersects with other societal issues, which can be described as "race and..."
  • Strong social change practice.

Media

  • Colorlines, a daily news site where race matters with award winning investigative reporting and news analysis.
  • Use of storytelling and multimedia to amplify key issues we cover.
  • Pushing key race stories into the mainstream media.

Practice

  • Facing Race, the largest conference for racial justice movement-making, focused on alliance-building, issue framing, and advancing solutions.
  • Speakers, training, consulting services.
  • Action-oriented campaigns, such as Drop the I-Word, which seeks to eliminate the derogatory term "illegal."